Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 31, 2022 / 13:26 pm
More details are coming out in a Nebraska case where authorities are relying on private Facebook messages to claim that a mother helped her teenage daughter with an illegal abortion. Among those details: The baby in question is reportedly a boy who was 29 weeks and 5 days old.
Nebraska law bans most abortions after 20 weeks.
Court documents and police allege that Jessica Burgess of Norfolk, Nebraska, helped her then 17-year-old daughter earlier this year obtain abortion pills — an abortion method approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use of up to 10 weeks in pregnancy. According to police, the two then buried the baby’s remains multiple times and may have even attempted to burn the baby’s body.
CNA is withholding the name of the teenager, who is now 18, because she was a minor at the time of the baby’s death.